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New review explores how adults are influenced by the experience of mentoring youth

Anderson, A. J., & DuBois, D. L. (2022). Are adults influenced by the experience of mentoring youth? A scoping review. Journal of Community Psychology.  https://doi.org/10.1002/jcop.22954 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest:  Youth mentorships are known for promoting a variety of positive youth-related outcomes. While many systemic reviews and meta-analyses assess the impact mentoring relationships have […]

[Webinar] Developing a Mentoring Mindset: Critical Strategies to Support Every Child

By EmbraceRace Caregivers, educators, coaches, extended family members and other adults in young people’s lives have opportunities to have meaningful conversations with young people every day – conversations that can help young people process their emotions, understand their experiences and the world around them, receive validation and perspective, build a sense of identity, and connect […]

Lessons learned from a cultural humility training program for adult mentors.

Anderson, A. J., Riordan, A., Smith, L., Hillard, B., & Sánchez, B. (2022). Cultural humility training for mentors: Lessons learned and implications for youth programs. Journal of Youth Development, 17(3), 21–38. https://doi.org/10.5195/jyd.2022.1186 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest:  Research-to-practice partnerships (RPP) are a way for researchers and mentoring practitioners to approach problems within the youth […]

New study examines effects of cross-age mentoring on mentors of color from low-income, urban communities

Quimby, D., Richards, M., Onyeka, O. “Cynthia,” Miller, K., Tyson-McCrea, K., Smith, Z., & Denton, D. (2022). The effects of cross-age peer mentoring on adolescent mentors of color residing in low income, urban communities. Youth & Society. https://doi.org/10.1177/0044118X221115761 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest:  Evidence indicates that cross-age peer mentoring can benefit adolescent mentors. Given that […]

Mentor and mentee perceptions about mentor qualities in last-resort programs

Keijzer, R., van der Rijst, R., van Schooten, E., & Admiraal, W. (2021). Towards emotional responsive mentoring of at-risk students in last-resort programs. Empirical Research in Vocational Education and Training, 13(1), 22.  https://doi.org/10.1186/s40461-021-00129-9 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest:  Mentoring has the potential to help at-risk students in last-resort programs to stay on track for graduation […]

Each One Teach One: Search Institute report suggests strategies for improving mentoring practice

Reprinted from the Search Institute Mentoring relationships between adults and young people can be life-changing. For as long as humans have existed, older individuals have taught and guided younger ones in academics, science, trades, and the arts. What does it mean to be a mentor? How can adults do a better job of forming relationships […]

Study explores hope, school belonging, and academic support for at-risk youth

Sulimani-Aidan, Y., & Melkman, E. (2022). School belonging and hope among at-risk youth: The contribution of academic support provided by youths’ social support networks. Child & Family Social Work. https://doi.org/10.1111/cfs.12918 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest: Although hopefulness can alleviate stress, uncertainty, & hardships, evidence indicates that at-risk youth have lower levels of hope compared to […]

How Mentors Support Young Adults as They Gain Awareness of Societal Inequality and Engage in Social Action

Authors: Lidia Y. Monjaras-Gaytan & Bernadette Sánchez Young people have been at the forefront of many sociopolitical issues — whether they are protesting, getting involved with community organizing, sharing their views on social issues on social media, or simply challenging their friends’ racist opinions. They are demonstrating that at a young age, they are becoming […]

Older & Wiser receives the 2023 Eleanor Maccoby Book Award from the American Psychological Association’s Developmental Psychology Division.

Jean Rhodes’ new book, “Older and wiser: New ideas for youth mentoring in the 21st Century (Harvard University Press)” has been named the winner of the 2023 Eleanor Maccoby Book Award from the American Psychological Association’s Developmental Psychology Division. The Maccoby Award honors a book in the field of psychology that has had or promises […]

Progress Not Perfection: A Pathway to HOPE

By Jamal Stroud, M.A. (Camp HOPE America, Mentor and Outreach Manager), Reprinted from the National Mentoring Resource Center During National Mentoring Month, we honored mentors, teachers, coaches, family members, community leaders, and countless other individuals who have unselfishly given their time, love, and hope in the name of helping young people reach their full potential. […]